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Regional CSOs Stress Proper Public Info

The Regional Head of Civil Society Organizations for Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties wants proper flow of information to the public by institutions involved in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.

According to Mr. George Johnson, information on funding and other supplies coming to Liberia for anti-Ebola activities continue to be unknown to citizens- something he described as unacceptable.

Mr. Johnson claimed that leaders of the Country, most especially those responsible for the health crisis, were not implementing the Freedom of Information Act, noting that the only way more support would continue flowing to the Country against the Ebola outbreak is proper accountability by those receiving items and funds from local, national and international organizations.

He told our Bong County correspondent last weekend that there was a need for proper information dissemination to the public as to how items and funds  were being expended to encourage donors to do more. He urged the government to support Civil Society Organizations through logistics and cash in order to help spread Ebola awareness messages.

Former Lawmaker Joins Anti-Ebola Campaign in Bong

A former Representative of Electoral District Five in Bong County says he is still in full support of his people despite being voted out of Legislature in the 2011 general elections. Mr. Samuel Bondo said although there was not enough money to join others in the District to spread anti-Ebola messages, he was still helping in other ways to create awareness.

He told our correspondent last weekend that at present he was unable to purchase anti-Ebola items for distribution to all health facilities within electoral District Number Five, his interaction with his people and little contributions were helping the battle against the virus.

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The former House’s Chairman on Education of the 52nd Legislature noted that he has in recent times been buttressing the efforts of the government in providing medical supplies to some clinics in the district. Mr. Bondo disclosed that he would soon present some essential drugs to the Fenutolee clinic in Yellequelleh District. He urged citizens of the district to continue to adhere to preventive measures pronounced by health experts in battling the disease.

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